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Month: July 2020

Helping adult day centres to ‘unlock lockdown’

27th July 2020

The King’s College London has put together a two part guidance document to help adult day centres ‘unlock lockdown’. Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening while part 2 prompts providers to reflect on what has happened. Take a look at the guidance here Read more

Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care – guidance

14th July 2020

Social Care for Innovation Excellence (SCIE) have published guidance to help people deliver safe, face-to-face adult day care. The guide is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces. It includes: Practical information Advice on re-opening Risk assessments Practice examples Take … Read more

The Social Enterprise Support Fund – grant now open for applications

14th July 2020

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is now open. The fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. Social enterprises can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. Find out more and apply here Read more

Easy read: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

13th July 2020

The Government have published an easy-read version of their framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

List of Coronavirus support for business from outside government

10th July 2020

The Government have produced a list of business resources and support from public bodies, organisations and charities that may be useful to employers and employees. Topics include things like mental health and wellbeing, communications and marketing, business to business advice and more. See the list of links here Read more

Free recovery advice for businesses from Enterprise Nation

10th July 2020

Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers are offering free one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for long-term recovery through a new service by Enterprise Nation. Find out more and use the service here Read more

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

10th July 2020

Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, Remploy run a confidential service for any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work. Call the service 0300 456 8114 or email at Find out more here Read more

Because We All Care – new campaign from Healthwatch, CQC and partners

9th July 2020

Healthwatch, CQC and partners have launched a new campaign – ‘Because We All Care’ – which aims to encourage more people to share their experiences of care and to help the NHS and social care services identify and address quality issues and provide the best care possible. If you work for a health or social … Read more

Adult learning and employment skills sessions

9th July 2020

There are a whole host of online training opportunities available in Central Bedfordshire. Click here to take a look Sessions include: Skills for wellbeing Employment skills IT skills Functional skills Understanding mental health Internet safety ….and more! Read more

FREE Spark Webinar: Managing your cashflow and forecasting

7th July 2020

Advice for effectively managing your cashflow including an overview of the government schemes that are still available and planning ahead. When is it? 9th July 13:00-13:45 How do I register? Click here to book your place Read more